Pekin Fine Arts is a Beijing-based private consultancy and art gallery established by Meg Maggio in November 2005. Ms. Maggio is a 20-year China resident, arts writer, curator and director of Pekin Fine Arts gallery, in Beijing . Ms. Maggio acts as advisor to leading museums, corporations and individuals on collecting and exhibiting contemporary art. … Pekin Fine Arts 北京艺门画廊
As you read this sentence, you probably think that this moment—right now—is what is happening. The present moment feels special. It is real. However much you may remember the past or anticipate the future, you live in the present. Of course, the moment during which you read that sentence is no longer happening. This one is. In other words, it feels as though time flows, in the sense that the present is constantly updating itself. We have a deep intuition that the future is open until it becomes present and that the past is fixed. As time flows, this structure of fixed past, immediate present and open future gets carried forward in time. This structure is built into our language, thought and behavior. How we live our lives hangs on it.
Established in 2013, Chronus Art Center (CAC) is China’s first nonprofit art organization dedicated to the presentation, research / creation and scholarship of media art. CAC with its exhibitions, residency-oriented fellowships, lectures and workshop programs and through its archiving and publishing initiatives, creates a multifaceted and vibrant platform for the discourse, production and dissemination of media art in a global context. CAC is positioned to advance artistic innovation and cultural awareness by critically engaging with media technologies that are transforming and reshaping contemporary experiences.… Chronus Art Center 新时线媒体艺术中心
Pic-me invites you to virtually fly to the locations from where users send randomly selected posts to Instagram, thus creating another view on how the media handles posts on social networks. One might describe these posts – images or short videos accompanied by comments, tags and geolocalization – as a kind of digital small talk or personal conversation. Different than face to face conversations, these fleeting thoughts are accumulated and archived by governments, corporations, and research institutes and then transformed into everlasting stories as well. We can’t tell yet, what the consequences of archiving these often personal and emotional posts are in the long run.
The work by Marc Lee makes us think about the properties of the digital realm and what happens to the data that is generated by people all over the globe. The project, available online at http://www.picme. com, can be shown as an installation, in an interactive form.
The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is a foundation under public law, entirely funded by the federal government. It fulfils a subsidiary role, complementing the cultural promotion activities of the cantons and municipalities. Pro Helvetia is responsible for projects of nationwide significance. … The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Since 1999 back to China, film and produced several documentary, music video, commercial and experimental films, also work as producer and director for international film and TV series. … Dima Liu Xuan 刘铉
Untitled: Archive (migration), consists of a large body of images taken from an organic, growing archive collected from books, the Internet and other publicly accessible sources. It started as a way to look at how migration has been represented in images over the last couple of centuries, in order to work on the building-up of scenes in Åsdam’s films; but it grew and took on its own syntax and logic. The material ranges from the obvious and explanatory to images that are more surprising or tangential and associative. As the archive grew it gained a sub-theme of adaptation to change. An interrelationship among the pictures, presented independently of their original contexts, is formed where connections, similarities and differences arise across their varied origins. A snapshot cross-section of the recent history of change, conflict, the dramatic and the mundane — often within the same images.
Boredom, materiality, nothingness, silence, time, trace
Zen for Internet was conceived by Swiss artists Marcus Gossolt and Johannes M. Hedinger, who form the collective Com&Com. Using the iconography of the internet and computer, the work features an endlessly rotating “loading wheel” on a white background. Typically, the “loading wheel” is a temporary, in-between state before the fully loaded image appears. Zen for Internet, however, indefinitely freezes the in-between-ness; the final image never arrives. The artists conceived of this work existing in a variety of media: as a website, www.zen-net.org, a thirty-minute video, a painting, or as various types of merchandise including prints and t-shirts. In addition to appropriating the themes of time and boredom from Paik’s Zen for Film, Zen for Internet can “authentically” exist in a variety of media rather than as a single instantiation, alluding to the multiple existences of Zen for Film.
Sun Qidong, works and lives in Shanghai. Assistant Director of Exhibition Department of Shanghai 21 Century Minsheng Art Museum, Aesthetics Master in direction of Film Theory, University of Strasbourg. Since 2012, co‐sponsored the “invisible Elephant” art project, and published academic journals ZAZA. … Sun Qidong 孙啟栋
Jun Jiang, born in Shanghai, Video-installation Artist, Art Critic，graduated from Kunstakademie Münster, gained Meisterschüler of Prof. Aernout Mik. Now PhD student for Art Theory and Art History in Peking University and China Academy of Art. Member of art group Irrational Amateur Laboratory. Live in Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing. … Jun Jiang 姜俊